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Editor’s Pick: My Beautiful Jinjiimaa

Editor’s Pick: My Beautiful Jinjiimaa

April 10, 2013

By GIRISH SWAMINATH ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR I confess, I am a huge film buff! I watch anything that is either intentionally or unintentionally entertaining. I subscribe to Netflix and, when given the time, ...

Editor’s Pick: Rave Culture

April 3, 2013

By ANNE COUTURE WEB EDITOR The first time I heard about EDM, or Electronic Dance Music, I was immediately suspicious. Did everyone do drugs? If I started dancing would I be judged for either my straight edge mentality or my awful dance moves? I decided to try it mostly because my desire to wear a tutu and stacks of colorful beads outweighed my fear. I am glad I did it. My first experience was at Roseland Ballroom. My friends...

Editor’s Pick: Bamberg, Germany

Editor’s Pick: Bamberg, Germany

March 20, 2013

By RICHARD BORDELON OPINIONS EDITOR Many people at Fordham love to travel, myself included.  I enjoyed going to national parks with my family when I was a child, visiting family in upstate New York or taking a road trip to t...

Editor’s Pick: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Editor’s Pick: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

March 6, 2013

By COURTNEY HO ASSISTANT WEB EDITOR There is a 200 pound man on top of me and I can hardly breathe, but I tell myself to stay calm and think. Hundreds of possible scenarios flash through my mind, and I gradually...

Editor’s Pick: Drood

Editor’s Pick: Drood

February 20, 2013

By NIKOS BUSE BUSINESS DIRECTOR In the deep and cold days of winter, when daylight is fleeting and the night seems to stretch on endlessly, the books to which I turn are always those of horror and mystery.  From...

Editor’s Pick: Hannah Storm

February 6, 2013

By KELLY KULTYS As my family and I were watching the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers battle it out in last Sunday’s Super Bowl, my dad sarcastically commented, “Apparently to be a female sports reporter, you gotta be tall and blonde.” I chuckled, but when we started naming popular names “Erin Andrews, Kim Jones” They were all blonde. But after thinking awhile, I paused and replied, “Dad, you forgot Han...

Editor’s Pick: Australian Football

January 30, 2013

By DAN GARTLAND ExECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR Allow me to preface this by saying I know nearly nothing about Australian Rules football aside from the fact that it is awesome and everything about it is outrageous. First of all, the field is an enormous oval, at least 60 yards longer than a football field. Occupying this expansive prairie of a playing surface are 36 players, 18 from each team. This seems like way too many people; wher...

Editor’s Pick: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

November 25, 2012

By TAYLOR ENGDAHL COPY CHIEF For the past 15 years, J. K. Rowling’s world-famous Harry Potter books have served as the go-to works for readers hoping to enter into and explore a world of magic. Unfortunately, the final book of the series was published almost four years ago, and I know many Potter fanatics have been desperately searching for another fantasy novel to fill this void. My search ended last Christmas when I recei...

Editor’s Pick: Andy Pettitte

November 14, 2012

By DAN GARTLAND SPORTS EDITOR When I was five years old, I went to my first-ever baseball game at Yankee Stadium. Derek Jeter had won the Rookie of the Year award the previous season, and the stands were full of people with “We love Jeter” signs. It was hard not to love the talented young shortstop, and I wanted to emulate him. There was only one problem: I’m left-handed, so I couldn’t be a shortstop. Instead, Andy Pettitte, the Y...

Editor’s Pick: Jingle All the Way

November 7, 2012

By CHESTER BAKER SPORTS EDITOR With the holiday season just around the corner, everyone will begin to dust off their favorite Christmas movies. While the classics such as Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and White Christmas are sure to be shown on a 24-hour loop from now until Dec. 26, I will be reaching for a film somewhat off the beaten path. The ultimate “It’s so bad it’s good” holiday movie is without a...

Editor’s Pick: Flannery O’Connor

November 7, 2012

By RICKY BORDELON ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it,” Flannery O’Connor, one of the best authors of the Southern Gothic movement, said. Once, during my sophomore year of high school in the middle of January, just after we returned from the respite of the Christmas holidays, my English teacher announced that we would begin reading a couple of stories and n...

Editor’s Pick: Chuck Klosterman

October 24, 2012

By MATT ROSENFELD Assistant Sports Editor Everyone has a favorite writer. Mine is Bill Simmons. I am admittedly a sports geek, so the “Sports Guy,” as Bill Simmons is called, is right up my alley. But there is another writer high on my list for a completely different reason: because he makes me think in ways I have never thought before. Chuck Klosterman is that writer. Oddly enough, I came across Klosterman ...

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